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Horatio Alger Jr

(1832-1899 / the USA)

Poems of Horatio Alger Jr

1. A Soldier's Valentine 9/4/2010
2. Apple Blossoms 9/4/2010
3. Barbara's Courtship 9/4/2010
4. Bi-Centennial Ode 9/4/2010
5. Carving A Name 9/4/2010
6. For The Consecration Of A Cemetary 9/4/2010
7. Friar Anselmo 9/4/2010
8. Gone To The War 9/4/2010
9. Grand'ther Baldwin's Thanksgiving 9/4/2010
10. Harvard Ode I 9/4/2010
11. Harvard Ode II 9/4/2010
12. Harvard Ode III 9/4/2010
13. Harvard Ode IV 9/4/2010
14. John Maynard 9/4/2010
15. June 9/4/2010
16. King Cotton 9/4/2010
17. Last Words 9/4/2010
18. Little Charlie 9/4/2010
19. Mrs. Browning's Grave At Florence 9/4/2010
20. Out Of Egypt 9/4/2010

Bi-Centennial Ode

From the door of the homestead the mother looks forth,
With a glance half of hope, half of fear,
For the clock in the corner now points to the hour
When the children she loves should appear.
For have they not promised, whatever betide,
On this their dear mother's birthday,
To gather once more round the family board,
Their dutiful service to pay?

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